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Today marks 100 years since Babe Ruth's first homer in Fayetteville

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Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees clouts a towering home run in this undated photo. (AP Photo) Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees clouts a towering home run in this undated photo. (AP Photo)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Friday is the 100th anniversary of George Herman "Babe" Ruth's first home run as a professional baseball player.

Ruth hit the home run on March 7, 1914 at the Cape Fear Fairgrounds in Fayetteville.

Ruth was attending spring training with the Baltimore Orioles when he hit the famed homer at his first game and his second time at bat.

On Saturday, a vintage baseball game, where players will follow the 1864 rules as adopted by the National Association of Baseball Players, will be played at Arnette Park at 11 a.m.

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